20th Street Improvements
74th Avenue to 83rd Avenue
The City of Greeley and the Public Works Department is proud to announce the completion of the 20th Street Improvements Project as of Friday, November 11th ahead of the projected completion date of November 28th.
The project widened 20th Street to four lanes and added left and right turn lanes from 74th to 83rd Avenue, street lighting, detached sidewalks, curb and gutter, storm sewers, bike lanes, and raised center medians along the corridor. Vehicle sight distance was also improved at the 82nd Street intersection.
Due to growth and development on west 20th Street from 71st Avenue to 83rd Avenue, there is a need to upgrade this roadway from a two-lane county road section to a four lane arterial roadway with medians and turn lanes. This roadway will be improved to meet the needs of the community and support the ongoing growth in the area. The City of Greeley 2035 Comprehensive Master Plan has classified this road as an arterial.
Minor Arterials are streets that serve moderate-speed and higher-volume traffic over medium distances. Access should be restricted through prescribed distances between intersections and limited direct parcel access. Minor Arterials serve major traffic generators and link Collector streets with the Major Arterials.
The 20th Street Improvements Project will widen 20th Street to four lanes and add left and right turn lanes from 74th Avenue to 83rd Avenue. The project will also add lighting, detached sidewalks, curb and gutter, storm sewers, bike lanes, and raised center medians along the corridor. Vehicle sight distance will also be improved requiring extensive earthwork and relocation of underground utilities. Landscaping and irrigation will be part of the project but and will occur as a phase of the project.
Road closures and detours will impact residents throughout the construction period. The seven-month project will begin in early May 2016 and is expected to be complete by early December. Motorists are asked to drive cautiously in this and all construction zones.
Business owners and residents needing additional information can contact Greeley Public Works staff below: